Sixteen poisoned animals including 6 birds of prey found in Czechia
Sixteen poisoned animals including 6 birds of prey (1 White-tailed eagle, 2 Northern goshawks, 3 Common buzzards) found on Saturday 20th February in Czechia near Rožmitál pod Třemšínem in the Central Bohemian Region. Dog handler of the Czech society for ornithology Klára Hlubocká and her specially trained dog Victory were searching the place during the whole day as there were so many cadavers - 16 found totally. Apart from birds of prey also 8 Common ravens, 1 Magpie, 1 Red fox.
The cause of death is probably carbofuran (banned pesticide) poisoning. All cadavers have been taken over by the criminal police which currently works on investigating cases. This year the police has taken over 4 cases of dead animals from CSO so far. Since 2017 it's been 78 cases that the police took over from CSO.
Two weeks ago, another 4 poisoned White-tailed eagles were found in Czechia.